TaylorMade goes 1 up in PXG lawsuit

Judge denies PXG's request for a TRO on TaylorMade's new irons. 

Andy Roberts's picture
Sat, 16 Sep 2017

PXG's request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) on stopping the sale of TaylorMade's new P790 irons has been denied by Judge John J Tuchi, according to reports. 

Bob Parsons, the founder of Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG), announced his lawsuit against TaylorMade on Tuesday, alleging the P790 irons "infringe upon many PXG patents," and his lawyers filed for a TRO to halt their sale.

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"While TaylorMade respects the intellectual property rights of others, we will always defend ourselves vigorously when someone falsely accuses us of infringement," read a statement from TaylorMade.

"Our victory in court today re-affirms our confidence in our products and technologies, and reinforces the excitement and momentum we are experiencing with our P790 irons to date.

"P790 is a TaylorMade owned, game-changing product that delivers superior performance benefits to golfers through its key innovations.

"When you have an iron like P790 that also has Tour player adoption and golfers of all skill levels testing, experiencing distance gains and placing orders, others have no choice but to attempt to slow down our momentum.

"We fully anticipate a strong reception at retail and are already increasing our forecast to accommodate greater than anticipated demand."

PXG had no comment after the ruling, but it appears the injunction against TaylorMade is only one part of PXG’s strategy to defend its 0311 irons.

Company lawyers also filed complaints against four of the USA’s biggest golf retailers for patent infringements relating to selling the P790s.

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On Thursday, PXG sued Worldwide Golf, the parent company of golf retail brands including Edwin Watts and Roger Dunn, and followed that up with suits Friday against the PGA Tour Superstore, Golf Galaxy, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

The next round, a hearing on PXG's request for a preliminary injunction against the P790 irons, is scheduled for November 14.